Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

Lib2011-197

Incident date

October 4, 2011

Location

مدينة زوارة, Zuwara City, Libya

Airwars assessment

On October 4th, 2011, shelling on Zuwara City killed ten civilians. It was unclear who fired the shelling, as well as what the combatant status of the casualties were. No injury counts were confirmed as well.

On Facebook, the saadalibya page stated “Ten civilians were killed in Zuwara after two mortar shells landed”.

A tweet from ZuwaraPost mentioned that the al-Ahrar TV team also survived after shelling on their residence.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    10
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attackers
    Gaddafi Forces, Libyan rebel forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown
  • Belligerents reported killed
    0–10

Sources (2) [ collapse]

Gaddafi Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Gaddafi Forces
  • Gaddafi Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Libyan rebel forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Libyan rebel forces
  • Libyan rebel forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    10
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attackers
    Gaddafi Forces, Libyan rebel forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown
  • Belligerents reported killed
    0–10

Sources (2) [ collapse]